Jack Hurst Collection


Jack Hurst Collection


The Jack Hurst Collection contains hundreds of taped interviews done for articles on country music. Jack is an acclaimed journalist and author who has covered the country music industry for over forty years. He also has written a number of well-received books on the Civil War.



Items in the Jack Hurst Collection Collection

[Realistic CTR-72 Cassette Recorder]
Jack Hurst was the first full-time music writer for The Tennessean, the first Nashville contributing editor for Country Music Magazine and originated the country music beats at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Chicago Tribune. In 1981, the…

[Jack Hurst's Tape Recorder]
In 2012, Jack Hurst donated his interviews with celebrities and industry leaders from the 1970s and 1980s to Vanderbilt University's Special Collections. These are a rich treasure trove of insider information from the people who made country music.…

[Interview of Eddy Arnold By Jack Hurst]
Jack Hurst interviewed country music star Eddy Arnold (1918-2008) in 1977. Arnold is known as the progenitor of what is called “The Nashville Sound” in country music. This tape is one of the hundreds of audio cassettes that comprise the Jack…